After a round of discussion, I felt as though there was room for improvement in both the cover design and the ‘blurb’ for my novella.
Please leave your constructive comments and suggestions on the new attempt compared to the old in the comments section below… Thanks again, I really appreciate all your feedback.
A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed opinions and suggestions after I posted the first versions of my cover art (post link).
The general consensus seemed to be the winner for the cover art was:
Common themes seemed to be the cover didn’t quite fit the genre, and many did not like the two opposed pictures. So this was born…
And finally, the new blurb:
‘My Mirror Self, and I’ is an intimate exploration of a young woman’s struggle with breast cancer and depression. Described as ‘powerful’, ‘compelling’ and ‘uncompromising’, this novella puts you inside Cassie’s head as she tries desperately to find a way out.
Cassie is a small town girl with everyday dreams: a happy marriage, a fulfilling job, and eventually a family. In eighteen short months her life and hopes slide from her grasp – her marriage to David is failing, and her career prospects are fading fast. Already struggling with her isolation as depression tightens its grip, she is devastated to discover she has breast cancer…
Now Cassie has to choose. Does she let her downward spiral continue all the way to the bottom, or can she find something – anything – to fight for and make her future worth living?
Cassie’s story touches on themes explored in books like Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar”, but it is written in a style more akin to Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads”, with a little of Victoria Hislop’s “The Island” thrown in…